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County celebrates World Spay/Neuter Day with free adoptions

In honor of World Spay/Neuter Day, Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Dan Christy announced that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter would waive adoption fees at the shelter on Feb. 28.

Adoption fees include spaying or neutering at the new clinic, among other veterinary services.

World Spay Day, according to the Humane Society of the United States, is the last Tuesday of February and provides an opportunity for shelter and rescue organizations to highlight their spay/neuter programs and win more community support in the form of donors, volunteers and clients. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Adoption from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is typically much less expensive than adopting from a private source, but you cannot beat free and on February 28 the adoptions at our shelter will cost nothing."

Freeholder Dan Christy, Liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter said, “We can think of no better way of celebrating World Spay Day then by doing as much as we can to find animals good homes.  We hope that by waiving the fees on February 28 we can increase our adoption rates and get more animals into loving homes.”  

Applications must be pre-approved by Feb. 24 in order to be eligible to receive a free cat or dog on Feb. 28.  Click here to get a pre-adoption application or go to www.gloucestercountynj.gov and click on the paw print to fill out an application or call (856) 881-2828 ext. 1 for more details.  

The regular fees for dogs is $125 and $95 for cats.  There is a discounted $35 fee for senior citizens and military veterans.  The fees for dogs include Spay/Neuter, Antigen Heartworm test, nasal Bordetella, worming, all age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, collar, leash and an identification tag from Gloucester County Animal Shelter.  For cats the fee includes Spay/Neuter, Feline Leukemia/AIDS combination test, all age appropriate vaccinations, worming, microchip, disposable cat carrier and an identification tag and collar from Gloucester County Animal Shelter.

If the animal is not Spayed/ Neutered at the time of adoption, an appointment will be made for surgery and the animal will be delivered to the Clinic and the new owner can pick up their pet after surgery has been completed. 
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